For sale IN VERY MINT CONDITION. NO SCRATCHES OR DAMAGE.
The Reference Phono Preamp PH-7. This is one phono that should be in any true audiophile's home. It's been able to maintain it's high resale price due to it's popularity and significance in sound. Sight unseen you are buying one of the best.
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Great review from Soundstage -
Review Summary Sound
"Nuanced, natural, and evocative"; "listen and know how gorgeously right, how aurally holographic, how lifelike the PH7 portrays instruments and vocals in space and time." However, "the sound of the PH7 is best not understood piecemeal by commentary on its individual attributes…. Across the frequency spectrum, up and down the dynamic range, the PH7’s take on musical reproduction is cut from whole cloth."
"The $5995 USD PH7 improves upon Audio Research’s one-third-the-price PH5 by incorporating proprietary capacitors and the same circuit-board material used in the acclaimed Reference 3 line-stage preamp." "The PH7 adopts vacuum-tube regulation of the power supply, where it relies upon three Russian 6H30 triodes…. Low-noise JFETs apply initial gain to the cartridge input. RIAA equalization and further audio amplification use four Electro-Harmonix 6922 dual triodes." "Gain is 57.5dB for both moving-magnet and moving-coil cartridges." "The load can be set for 100, 200, 500, 1000 or 47k ohms and is adjustable through the front panel or remote."
Use "Both front panel and remote enable Power, Mute, Mono, and Load. Accumulated power-on hours, accessed by an additional button on the remote, will show on the display for seven seconds. This count is useful for monitoring time on a set of tubes and can be reset." "The remote can also turn off the display and control its eight levels of brightness."
"Regardless of where you position the phono stage in your pantheon of audio components, Audio Research deserves top marks for the PH7."
AudiogoN Blue book the last current high on this item was 4280.00 in value. Our price is lower as you can see and is in Perfect Condition.
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Hanson Audio Video LLC
3140 Far Hills Ave.
Kettering, OH 45429